The Cable Guy is a 1996 USA comedy thriller by Ben Stiller. Starring Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick and Leslie Mann.
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12 rated 1996 cinema release and the
subsequent VHS releases. The BBFC cuts were waived for 12 rated 2017 home video. The film is uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his
girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to
be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex references,
violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2017 Sony video
US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
2019 Sony Mod (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th December 2019
Caged Fury is a 1990 USA action film by Bill Milling. Starring Kascha, Gregory Scott Cummins and Elizabeth Hicks.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1991. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Summary Review: Dirk Ramsey is the MAN
Discontent leads to a daring escape plan in a women's prison where the inmates are all lingerie clad models and the lesbian warden demands unusual favours for
This has got to be one of the funniest films of all time; featuring the most underrated action hero ever to grace the silver screen. For those of you who have yet to watch this masterpiece, Dirk
Ramsey is the MAN! He is far superior to Spiderman; his intellect makes Batman look like a dunce, while his strength, even Superman would struggle against the might that is Ramsey. And did I mention that he oozes sex appeal? Throw in sleazy Eric Estrada
as his side-kick Victor, and you have all the ingredients for one hell of a viewing. Also, all the 'ladies' on offer apart from Cat and Tracey Collins, are porn stars in real life, you've gotta love this film.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 8th May 2018
Caged Women is a 1991 Italy action crime adventure by Leandro Lucchetti. With Pilar Orive, Isabel Libossart and Elena Wiedermann.
Banned by the BBFC for 1992 video. Unbanned after massive cuts. Uncut
and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Beautiful young American tourist Janet Cooper goes on vacation to a remote South American country. After being arrested by a corrupt cop and subsequently found
guilty of a trumped-up charge involving possession of narcotics, Janet finds herself incarcerated at an isolated castle located deep in the jungle that serves as a hellish women's penitentiary. The brutal staff at said prison not only treat the inmates
as their own sexual playthings, but also force the ladies into prostitution and even let decadent rich folks hunt them down like animals in the wild.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 after 3:43s of further BBFC cuts for:
2001 MIA R2 DVD
1992 New Age VHS
A heavily pre-cut was resubmitted by New Age in 1992 and the BBFC cut a further 3:43s. The total cuts add up to something around the 17:33s mark
UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
1992 New Age VHS
The BBFC commented:
Rejected because of its exploitative treatment of the sexual abuse of women. An Italian women's prison film in which the prisoners were
raped and abused by their gaolers, was redolent of the video nasty era in that the abuse was offered not for condemnation but as an erotic spectacle.
Caligula is a 1980 US/Italian adult drama by Tinto Brass With Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole and Helen Mirren.
Originally cut in the UK and US for an 18 rated UK and R rated US
theatrical release. There also exists Tinto Brass' Alternative Version which does not include the hardcore footage added by the producers. The full uncut version was passed 18 uncut for 2008 DVD. This full uncut version is MPAA Unrated in the US. The
Hardcore Version was banned in Australia in 2010.
In 2018 Penthouse announced a plan running over a couple of years for a 4k restoration of the Tinto Brass version. However the bankruptcy of Penthouse may have put an end to the idea.
UK: The Uncut Version was passed 18
uncut for strong violence, sexual violence and strong real sex with previous cuts waived for:
In 2008, the full uncut version of Caligula was resubmitted to the BBFC for DVD release. The passage of nearly 30 years had significantly diminished the film's impact and after careful consideration it
was decided that it could now be classified '18' uncut.
This decision accords with the BBFC Guidelines, which state that At '18', the BBFC's guideline concerns will not normally override the wish that adults should be
free to chose their own entertainment, within the law.
Although there are scenes in Caligula that some people will find shocking, offensive or disgusting, the film does not contain any material that is illegal in terms
of current UK law and nor does it contain any material that is likely to give rise to harm for adults audiences, most of whom will be well aware of its controversial reputation.
The DVD version was classified '18' uncut
with the consumer advice Contains strong violence, sexual violence and strong real sex.
Australia: The uncut version was banned in July 2010
The Australian Censorship Board has a rich history of censorship of Caligula
Tinto Brass Alternative Version
Tinto Brass Alternative Version
UK: The Alternative Version or Re-edited Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2008 Freemantlemedia/Arrow Imperial Edition [+uncut version +R Rated Version] R2 DVD
This version is perhaps is historically at the point where Bob Guccione edited together a version from the material directed by Tinto Brass but before he decided that it could be improved by adding hardcore footage. So orgy scenes etc are the original
softcore as directed by Tinto Brass. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com
US R Rated Version
R Rated Version
UK: The heavily pre-cut US R rated version was
passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
2008 Freemantlemedia/Arrow Imperial Edition [+uncut version +alternative version] R2 DVD
1998 Screen Multimedia VHS
1990 Electric VHS
A couple of brief shots of genital detail and sight of nurses cradling babies and phallic shaped bottles were reinstated from the the previous cut release and were allowed to remain.
Many of the cuts were not related to sex & violence but to
shorten the running time and deal with continuity issues over sex and violent scenes that were cut. See details on IMDB
UK: Passed X after about 11
minutes of cuts for:
1982 Electric pre-cert VHS
1980 cinema release
James Ferman commented in Photoplay:
Even before it could be considered for a certificate some 8.5 minutes had to be cut to make it legal. There are scenes of perverted violence that I
wouldn't have thought would ever have been seen in this country, in clubs or anywhere else. A lot of the sex was just straight sex, but more explicit than has ever been passed here. They took out another 3 or 4 minutes and replaced it with lesser
material to make it acceptable for the X certificate.
11 minutes of cuts including:
Views of Drusilla's vulva removed from several pints in the film
Sights of babies sucking phallic-shaped bottles removed
Much reduced scene of bootlace being tied around soldier's penis.
Hardcore action inserted into orgy
scenes taken out
The sight of wine streaming out of soldier's bladder after being hacked with a sword removed.
Torture shots deleted, a stake into a vagina and several bloodied genitals.
Male blow job and masturbation deleted
Priestess bathing loses hardcore cunnilingus and insertion
Blood of recently ex virgin bride deleted as was greasing of the buttocks and suggestion of fisting for the similarly road tested bridegroom
A Lesbian scene lost all
hardcore and explicit images
Death of Proculus lost a stabbing and the subsequent humiliation of being pissed on and castrated.
The sight of Caligula torturing a mouse was deleted.
A childbirth scene is missing an emerging
Hardcore elements of prison scene deleted
Hardcore elements of brothel scene deleted
Explicit detail removed from scene of women with pearl adorned vulvas
Caligula And Messalina is a 1981 Italy/France action biography by Bruno Mattei, Antonio Passalia, Jean-Jacques Renon Starring Vladimir Brajovic, Betty Roland and Françoise Blanchard
This co-production has two different language versions, with some scenes shot differently but with basically the same cast. The original Italian version runs 111 minutes, and has less nudity; the French version runs 96 minutes, and has more
nudity. There is also a sexier Explicit Italian version.
In one of the earliest entries in the subgenre, ItaloFilth veteran Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, WOMEN'S PRISON
MASSACRE) set the Caligsploitation standard for informative history, raid-the-peplum-props ingenuity and jaw-dropping depictions of ancient Roman depravity: When the deranged emperor (Vladimir Brajovic of THE STORY OF O) falls for an insatiable
gladiatrix (Betty Roland of Mattei's CALIGULA REINCARNATED AS NERO), their reign will launch a mind-bending bacchanal of torture, sodomy, incest, castration, borrowed footage and aroused livestock.
Original Italian Version Version
Italy : The original Italian Version was more about drama than sex but does not seem to have had many takers for modern day release.
Explicit Italian Version
US: The Explicit Italian Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
2022 Severin [Explicit Italian version + US Unrated version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
Caligula: The Untold Story is a 1981 Italy adult drama by Joe D'Amato With David Brandon, Laura Gemser and Luciano Bartoli.
The Original Version features hardcore footage not involving the lead players. A softcore US Version was also produced which was extensively cut by the BBFC for 18 rated UK cinema release in 1984. This version was later banned by the
BBFC for 1987 VHS. The Italian Version is longer than the US Softcore Version but still excludes the hardcore footage.
Summary Review: The Other Caligula
The mad Roman emperor Caligula romances a young
Moor woman ploting to kill him while he continues his debauched lifestyle of sex and murder.
A fair Italian rip off of Bob Guccione's Caligula. David Brandon is good as the demented Emperor of Rome. Ornate costumes and
sets, as well as a lush film score help as well,
As per the original there is a long hardcore orgy. The lead actors don't get to feature in the naughty stuff.
The cuts for hardcore footage
include a scene involving a horse.
Fans of cult cinema, and of the 1979 version should appreciate this one.
Original Hardcore Version
Original Hardcore Version
US: The Original Hardcore Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
The submitted film that had been pre-cut by the distributors to remove 14 minutes of
hardcore footage and a bestiality scene featuring a horse, and then cut by a further 8:42s by the BBFC. These included:
Compulsory cuts required for requested 18 to remove scenes of threat, humiliation, torture and abuse, sexual and sexualised violence, in a sex work.
The BBFC added in their 2009 Annual Report:
Some works submitted with a request for an 18 classification tread a fine line between being an erotic drama , with strong sex scenes set within an equally strong narrative context, and being a sex work, where the main
purpose of sex scenes is sexual stimulation. Caligula's Daughter was just such a work. Its storyline, which revolved around the enslavement and subjugation of young women, was outweighed by the frequency of its extended scenes of sexual fondling and
simulated sexual activity. With the latter dominating the work, it was judged to be an 18 level sex work. As a consequence several cuts were made to scenes where the sexual activity was combined with elements including lack of consent, use of
restraint, or sexual humiliation of the female characters.
Caltiki the Immortal Monster is a 1959 Italy / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hamton) and Mario Bava (uncredited). Starring John Merivale, Didi Sullivan and Gérard Herter.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1960 cinema release. Uncut for 2017 video release.
A team of archaeologists led by Dr John Fielding (John Merivale, Circus of
Horrors) descends on the ruins of an ancient Mayan city to investigate the mysterious disappearance of its inhabitants. However, the luckless explorers get more than they bargained for when their investigation of a sacrificial pool awakens the monster
that dwells beneath its waters the fearsome and malevolent god Caltiki.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate injury detail, violence for:
Camille Claudel is a 1988 France historical romance by Bruno Nuytten.
Starring Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu and Madeleine Robinson.
The film was shortened for US release but is uncut in Europe.
Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself
and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow...
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild sex, sex references and violence for:
Camille 2000 is a 1969 US drama by Radley Metzger. With Danièle Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo and Eleonora Rossi Drago.
Exists as a shortened, standard and extended version. None have attracted
Summary Review: Stylish
A very stylish working of Dumas' Lady of the Camellias giving Radley Metzger's alternate view of what the year 2000 might look like from a late sixties
perspective. Includes a notable score from the late Piero Piccioni and some stunning cinemascope compositions.
A softcore drama providing a portrait of the idle rich cavorting across the continent of Europe in an endless
series of orgies and parties.
Generally well appreciated for its style but some reviewers have found the drama a little dull.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex and
The Campaign is a 2012 USA comedy by Jay Roach. With Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an uncontroversial Extended Cut
In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust
long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.
UK: The Extended Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, once very strong, strong sex and sex
Candy is a 1968 France / Italy / USA comedy fantasy adventure by Christian Marquand. Starring Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton and Charles Aznavour.
Cut by the BBFC for 1969 X rated cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated for
2005 DVD. Uncut and R rated in the US.
Candy Christian is an innocent young girl when she first hears NcPhito, an alcoholic Welsh poet, talk of love and self-sacrifice. Candy narrowly
escapes McPhisto's attempt to rape her, only to succumb to her father's Mexican gardener, Emmanuel. When her father catches her with the gardener, he banishes her to a trip with his twin brother, Uncle Jack, and Jack's wife Aunt Livia, who are headed for
New York City. As Candy makes her way to the airport, Emmanuel's three sisters attack her because she has corrupted their brother. Because of Candy, Emmanuel has now forsaken the priesthood. During the scuffle, Candy's father takes a blow to the head,
resulting in a serious head injury. Candy nearly gives in to a General Smight on the plane in exchange for a blood transfusion for her father. In New York, an ego-maniacal brain surgeon Dr. Krankeit operates on her father, while Uncle Jack pursues his
own operation on Candy. When Candy bashes him with a bedpan, Uncle Jack is put in her father's ...
UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate sex and surgical gore for:
The Candy Snatchers is a 1973 US crime film by Guerdon Trueblood.
With Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza and Susan Sennett.
Banned by the BBFC for 1973 cinema release. Uncut in the US
Summary Review: Classic exploitation
The Candy Snatchers is a very good example of the exploitation genre. It
boasts a good plot with fine one liner dialogue and a wicked black sense of humour. The actor is also good. And to add to the mix, the plot featuring incest, drugs, murder, rape, and kidnapping is described as sleazy but light on violence.
There are several scenes that seem to have inspired Quentin Tarantino's homages to the genre.
The Candy Tangerine Man is a 1975 USA action
adventure by Matt Cimber. Starring John Daniels, Eli Haines and Tom Hankason.
Cut by the BBFC for 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
Sunset Boulevard is a lucrative place to work for the Black Baron, a pimp with a distinctive red and yellow Rolls Royce and plenty of girls on his books. He don't take no mess from his
girls, his madam or his competitors and viciously defends his patch. First, he clobbers the Mob who attempt to move in on his patch. Second, he tracks down one of his girls who runs off with a suitcase full of his cash. Third, he disposes of two
policemen. But by now he knows his pimping days are numbered, so after a final explosive gun battle he switches to being his alter ego, mild-mannered businessman Ron who lives out in the leafy suburbs with an unsuspecting wife and family.
At 37 mins-In scene in which several gangsters threaten half-naked women shortly after man says " None of your business", all sight of moustachioed man walking down line holding knife against bare breasts and a woman`s
neck was removed, resuming on sight of woman being pushed to the ground.
At 38 mins-Directly after, when woman on ground has hand shoved up her pink nightdress, all sight of her nipple exposed in medium close up and
being fingered was removed. Also removed was all sight of knife actually cutting breast on screen, resuming on shot of blonde woman watching, holding her hand over mouth.
At 44 mins-In sequence in which black man in
burgundy hat thrusts villain`s hand into sink waste disposal unit, second shot of hand in and surrounded by blood was removed.
At 64.5 mins-In scene in which black man in white suit enters flat, held shot of dead
blonde woman with bloody bullet hole on her left breast was removed, resuming on passing shot of dead man on sofa next to her.
Candyman is a 1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose. Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley and Tony Todd.
Released uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release and VHS. In the US the
film was cut for an MPAA R rating. This cut version seems to have been released worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with just a Turkish DVD escaping the cuts.
The film was restored for UK Blu-ray in 2018. Both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have
been restored for this release.
Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the
Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. Of course, Helen doesn't believe all this stuff, but the people of the area are really afraid. When she ignores their warnings and begins her investigation in
the places that he is rumored to appear, a series of horrible murders begins. Could the legend be true?
UK: The UK Theatrical Version/Director's Cut was passed 15
uncut for strong violence, horror, gory images for:
2018 Arrow Limited Edition [UK + US Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Brand new restoration of the original UK theatrical version, featuring alternate, more graphic footage [than the US Theatrical Version]
US: The UK Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA
2018 Shout! Factory [UK + US Versions] (RA) Collector's Edition Blu-ray at US Amazon
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and horror for:
1994 Columbia/Tri-Star Laserdisc
1993 Columbia/Tri-Star VHS
1992 cinema release
Turkey: Seems to have escaped the trend to release the cut version on DVD and is uncut for Tiglon DVD
Thanks to David
I bought the Special Edition of Candyman on the Tiglon label on R2 in Turkey and was extremely
happy to find that it is uncut. The DVD video is much better than previous releases as well as the audio being vastly improved instead of previous monaural surround. Todd's superbly deep bass voice booms now! Anyway the good part is that it must have
been taken from an uncut master or VHS source and remastered. I checked it with my uncut VHS taped from C4's showing several years ago and it matches. Great stuff!
All the previous MPAA cuts are intact. The violent jerking forward of the
psychiatrist, the three or more main blood spurts( but they are quick!), the reaction shot of Madsen as his blood spurts on her face are all there and his screams are not lessened for sound impact as before. There is a mistake on the back cover as it
says runtime 99mins(this must be a quote refering to R1 NTSC speed), anyway at PAL rate it runs 95 mins 14 seconds with the Propaganda label at end.
On the commentary it is mentioned that the MPAA kept rejecting it as an NC17, as they hated the
spurting blood in this scene- 68 mins at PAL frame- but they are all there in this R2 release. There is a God!
Now my Turkish Tiglon version seems to be missing the shots shown at 1.10.35-1.10.37 (NTSC I assume compared with unrated PAL speed) and final shot at bottom of
page-back of doctor getting killed. In the so called harmless replacement shots of a shocked Virginia Madsen strapped in the chair the Turkish one shows her getting blood splattered on her face-missing in US R print (but could someone please confirm
this- been a while since I saw US version) and missing too (going by their pictures here) of this German so called unrated VHS, which by the way is a bit shorter than Tiglon Turkish version to amount of 37 seconds, but contains more graphic violence as
confirmed by pictures.
This appears to an alternate version to both R2 Turkish and R rated one. the German version appears to show more stock footage of doctor's death scene which has never appeared in our old UK VHS version/or DVD and the
'complete' version which C4 showed several times years back.
US Version cut
UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 18 without further BBFC cuts for:
Australia : See comparison from Chopping List which details variations in Australian releases and concurs that DVD releases are
tamer than VHS.
Thanks also to Bill. The cuts for an MPAA R rating were:
Cuts to a more graphic rocking of the doctor as he violently headbutts the table when Tony Todd's character Candyman is tearing away at his flesh. The screams of the doctor are reduced for sound impact too. C4 have always shown this film uncut and
the distributor Columbia Tristar can be blamed for these cuts due to MPAA interference of which Tristar are a member of. The R1 version is cut the same, but the sound impact is not as severely reduced probably due to the prologic soundtrack
workprints (bootlegs) of Candyman also contain a more graphic beating of Virginia Madsen's character 'Helen' in the toilets by the black youths who enter into the toilet and who kick her several times on the floor while she bleeds profusely from the head
wound inflicted from the blow by the hook of the main youth. This is cut in all regular prints
In the uncut print you can see Candyman's hook emerging from the doctor's stomach as he tears away ferociously and the blood spurts towards Virginia
Madsen. This is not in R print, but is in the earlier VHS!
Cannibal Apocalypse is a 1980 Italian/Spanish horror by Anthony M Dawson.
Banned as a video nasty in 1982. Passed 18 after animal cruelty cuts for UK DVD. There is a cut US MPAA R rated version and an uncut MPAA Unrated version.
Summary Review: Horror and action
Cannibalism has become a disease brought back to the US by soldiers returning from Vietnam. French kissing becomes inadvisable as
the plague spreads.
Interesting and disgusting mix of horror and action from the director of Castle of Blood Antonio Margheriti. What makes it work is that there is some nasty gore scenes like the infamous
shotgun wound scene and eating chunks out of human flesh, a cool if cheesy funk soundtrack with a war theme that almost sounds like the theme to "G.I. Joe", a grisly twist in the end and the film is also a metaphore on how the horrors of
vietnam can affect a soldier and this is one of Quentin Taratino's personal faves.
The original Italian title of the film is Apocalypse Domani , which translates as "Apocalypse Tomorrow," cheekily indicating
its thematic debt to a certain Francis Ford Coppola film.
Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italian adventure by Umberto Lenzi. With Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle and Danilo Mattei.
Released cut and uncut on pre-cert videos that were destined to become
video nasties. Extensively cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD. The cuts for violence were waived for 2018 home video, but cuts for animal cruelty have persisted. Note that the running time has been maintained by slowing down the footage of the remainder of the
scenes that have been allowed to remain. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
Summary Review: Delivers the Goods
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved
a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
Not a patch on Deodato's excellent Cannibal Holocaust , which is just as gory and a hell of a lot more realistic, with believable actors and an
intelligent script. In comparison, Ferox seems like just an exploitative rip-off. But taken in its own terms, Cannibal Ferox does deliver the goods (I'm talking gore-wise) with hard-to-watch sexual violence accompanying genuine animal deaths. The
music is cheesy, and again not up to the standards of Holocaust, but it grows on you.
Although cut by nearly 2 minutes, the running time of the cut version has been maintained by slowing down scenes that have been allowed to remain
UK: Passed 18 after 6:51s of pre-cuts + 6s of BBFC cuts for:
2001 Horror Video/S Gold R0 DVD
2001 Horror Video/S Gold VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
Cut required to sight of small animal on end of rope banging against side of a jeep
From IMDb. The Pre-cuts were:
Removed scene of coati being eaten by a snake whilst the adventurers look on.
Removed scene of a monkey being attacked by a jaguar.
Removed scene of iguana fending off snake
Removed scenes of Pat & Mike tormenting a
native girl about being a virgin and then threatening to hurt her with a knife drawn across her naked breasts
Removed scene of live turtle having its head an legs chopped off.
Removed scene of Mike removing a native's eye with a knife.
Shortened scene of Joe getting speared and his innards becoming a cannibal feast.
Removed scene of Mike being castrated with a machete and then the natives eating the tasty morsel.
Removed flashback to Mike's ex-girl being
kicked in the head.
Removed scene of a crocodile being killed and devoured by natives
Removed scenes of Mike's hand being chopped off.
When Zora Kerowa is killed, this edited version plays as though she has disappeared, never
once showing either the actual event of the aftermath of the famous "hooks through the breasts" death.
After having his skull sliced off, cuts to natives eating his brains.
An e-mail from the BBFC explained further:
Cannibal Ferox was passed '18' by the BBFC in 1983 after approximately 7 minutes of cuts to remove scenes of cruelty to animals, sexual violence and some of the film's
more extreme moments of violence. Before the introduction of the Video Recordings Act in 1984, the BBFC issued a number of such "informal" video certificates but once the VRA came in to effect (at the beginning of 1985), all such
"informally" classified videos had to be judged again under the precise terms of the VRA.
By this stage, both the BBFC cut and uncut versions of Cannibal Ferox (both were released on video in the UK) had
been successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. It was therefore not possible for the BBFC to provide a formal classification at this stage since our cut version (as well as the uncut version) had been found obscene. The BBFC-cut version
of Cannibal Ferox was seen again for classification last year and was finally approved at '18' earlier this year after one brief cut for animal cruelty. The classified version will be the version passed in 1983. By today's standards the cut
version of the work was judged to be acceptable at '18' and the previous conviction was not felt to be significant today. The cut version was removed from the DPP list at a later date and there have been no prosecutions since the early 1980s.
UK: In September 1982 the BBFC unofficially approved an 18 video version cut by 6:51s for:
1982 Replay VHS
Cannibal Ferox was listed as a video nasty in July 1983 and both the cut and uncut versions were successfully prosecuted. The cut version was eventually removed from the list.
UK : Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
1982 Replay VHS
The uncut version was released in August 1982. It was listed as a video nasty in July 1983 and both the cut and uncut versions were successfully prosecuted. The uncut version stayed listed
throughout the panic so became a one of the collectable DPP 39's.
v Cannibal Ferox 2
- 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).
Cannibal Ferox 2 is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick). Starring Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho and Milton Rodríguez.
Cut by the BBFC for 2002 DVD. Less cut for 18 rated home video in 2017, the remaining cuts are for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having
Michael Sopkiw hitches a ride to Brazil to dig up some dinosaur bones. Once in Brazil he gets in a few tangles with the locals and manages to secure a ride on a
charter flight deep into Amazonia. All hell breaks loose as the plane crashes deep in the heart of the jungle, leaving Sopkiw, megalomaniac Soares, and a bunch of super models on their own to trek back to society. The group runs into cannibals, quick
sand, murderous animals, and a renegade mine run by slave owners.
A low budget cross between Indiana Jones and Cannibal Ferox, this is just direct to video nonsense that seems to have found a whole new
audience thanks to DVD and re-releases of long lost 80's horror.
As is to be expected there is a fair bit of gore from piranha bites to cannibalism but it is far less extreme than say Cannibal Ferox or Holocaust.
On a plus point its fairly entertaining if your in the right mood, with plenty of crowd pleasing nudity.
Austria: There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with
deleted scenes having been reinserted for:
XT [Theatrical + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo titled Amazonas via UK Amazon
The Extended Version restores deleted scenes. Unfortunately, parts of those
scenes are silent because there is no available audio tracks. Quite interesting are the scenes at the photoshoot. These feature more skin, and some important plot details. The Extended Version is worth a view.
Theatrical Version =
Austria: The Theatrical Version is uncut for:
XT [Theatrical + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo titled Amazonas via UK Amazon
US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
Cannibal Holocaust is a 1979 Italian adventure by Ruggero Deodato. With Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi and Perry Pirkanen.
Famously banned in the UK as a Video Nasty in 1983. Unbanned for the heavily cut 2001 DVD. The cuts were reduced to animal violence only for 2011 DVD. Deodato produced a new edit in 2011 to more tidily remove the animal violence. Uncut
in the US and Italy
From IMDb. Unsuccessfully prosecuted as a snuff movie
Ten days after its premiere in Milan, the film was seized by the Italian courts, and director Ruggero Deodato was arrested
and charged with obscenity. He was later charged with murdering several actors on camera, and faced life in prison. The cast had signed contracts requiring them to disappear for a year after shooting, to maintain the illusion that they'd died. Deodato
contacted Luca Barbareschi and told him to contact the three other actors who played the missing film team. When the actors appeared in court, alive and well, the murder charges were dropped.
Summary Review: Very well written plot
Film crew sent into the jungle captures some pretty gruesome local customs and then go on to indulge in a little raping and killing themselves. The natives strike back and the film crew are beaten,
castrated, stripped down to their skeletons and eaten.
Cannibal Holocaust was, first and foremost, a disgusting movie with more violence than I have ever seen. Despite this, it is also one of my favorite movies. It gives a
feeling of Blair Witch done right, even though there are some very obviously contrived scenes in which nobody is holding the camera, but despite some small cosmetic problems this is the best horror movie I have ever seen.
This film suffered repeated outrageous claims of being a snuff movie by the ever-ludicrous gutter press. This can only be a testament to the quality of the film as the TV film crew's demise is presented solely from news footage that they
have supposedly shot.
Cuts to the cruel killing of a coatimundi ] as per the BBFC cut version.
Various shots of the giant turtle being killed and cut up were cut or hidden by fake film tears
The slicing of the top of a
monkey's head was masked by a fake film tear.
UK: Passed 18 after 15s of BBFC cuts for:
2022 88 Films R0 4K Blu-ray
2014 Shameless [Deadato's Cinema of Death set] R2 DVD
2011 Shameless R0 Blu-ray
2011 Shameless R2 DVD
This version contains the complete last Road to Hell sequence showing prisoners being shot, the dead body of one prisoner and a body being thrown into the back of a truck.
The BBFC cuts are:
to remove the cruel killing of a coatimundi.
The missing footage is replaced with shots of monkeys in the wild and a shot of Monroe and Chaco. Presumable keeps commentary tracks or whatever in synch.
The BBFC explained:
Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980
Italian horror film. It tells the story of a group of documentary film makers who go missing in the rain-forests of South America. An anthropologist who goes in search of the film makers finds cans containing their undeveloped footage. When the processed
footage is viewed, back in New York City, it reveals their fate.
Cannibal Holocaust contains a number of scenes of sexual and sexualised violence that are insufficiently discreet for a 15 classification and
which received varying levels of cuts when the film was previously submitted in 2001. In one scene, we see a native woman receiving a ritual punishment for adultery , which involves her being dragged out of a boat, being tied up, and then being
violently assaulted with a spiked wooden dildo and a ball of mud containing spikes. Although the scene is shocking and some blood is seen, the emphasis is on the disturbing nature of what is happening, rather than on any erotic detail. The moments of
nudity, which are generally shown in longer shot, are well broken up by facial shots of the woman and her attacker, as well as by reaction shots from the disgusted anthropologist and his team who are watching from behind a bush. In another scene, we
briefly see a native woman being attacked by a member of another tribe. However, no detail is visible beyond some undetailed thrusting. Later in the film, we witness the documentary film makers raping a native woman. However, the woman in question is
covered in mud and very little detail of nudity is visible in what is actually quite a chaotic scene. The scene is shot using a hand-held camera, with the woman moving in and out of view behind the thrusting buttocks of the film makers. The emphasis is
firmly on the sadism of the film makers, rather than on any erotic detail, with cutaways to the female film maker protesting about what is being done. Finally, there is a scene in which the female member of the film crew is sexually assaulted and then
killed by the cannibals, in retribution for the violence she and her crew have meted out against the native people. As with the previous scene, the manner of filming is chaotic, with hand-held camera-work and the action often moving in and out of focus
behind other characters and the surrounding vegetation. The Guidelines state Content which might endorse or eroticise sexual violence may require cuts at any classification level . Although cuts were required to all four scenes of sexual violence
in 2001, the BBFC's conclusion today is that the limited detail of nudity, and the frequent intercutting of the scenes with other material, renders the scenes horrific and aversive rather than erotic or likely to eroticise or endorse sexual violence in
the real world.
The BBFC's Guidelines state It is illegal to show any scene 'organised or directed for the purposes of the film that involves actual cruelty to animals. This Act applies to the exhibition of films in
public cinemas, but the BBFC also applies the same test to video works. In 2001, the BBFC permitted two scenes of unsimulated animal killing in Cannibal Holocaust , namely the decapitation of a snake and the stamping to death of a tarantula. In
the case of the snake, the killing was permitted because the decapitation of the snake was instant and therefore comprised a quick clean kill, which is not inherently cruel in terms of BBFC policy. In the case of the tarantula, the killing was permitted
because spiders are invertebrates and are therefore not covered by the relevant legislation, nor by BBFC Guidelines or policy. However, cuts were required to four other sequences in which animals were actually killed, namely a small mammal, a turtle, a
monkey and a pig. On this occasion, the BBFC concluded that the killing of the small mammal, previously cut in 2001, was still in breach of BBFC Guidelines and policy. In the scene in question, a small mammal (described as a muskrat in the film
[but actually a coatimundi ]) is killed using a knife. The animal is repeatedly cut with the knife, resulting in blood loss, and squeals in evident pain and terror.
This protracted killing is a clear breach of BBFC Guidelines and policy in relation to the cruel infliction of pain and terror on an animal and in terms of the cruel goading of an animal to fury. However, careful examination of the other three scenes of
animal killing revealed that, in each case, the animal in question is killed quickly and cleanly. The turtle's neck is completely and instantly severed, with a rapid blow from a machete; the monkey is killed by the first of two rapid blows from a
machete, resulting in its head being cut in two; the pig is killed by a gun shot to the head at close range, resulting in instant death. Although, in the case of the turtle and the pig, there is some sight of the animals' bodies (or body parts)
twitching, this is evidently a post mortem nervous reaction, akin to a headless chicken running around a farmyard. Although the BBFC recognises that these scenes of animal slaughter may be upsetting or offensive to some viewers, it is clear that the
scenes in question depict animals being killed in a quick and clean fashion that is acceptable under BBFC Guidelines and policy and the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937, on which that policy is based.
decision to cut these scenes was primarily the result of the disgusting and exploitative nature of the sequences, as well as the history of the film as a DPP-listed video nasty , rather than the result of a strict application of BBFC policy. In
spite of any ethical concerns viewers might have about the killing of real animals for film making purposes, removing these sequences would be inconsistent with the BBFC's decisions to permit quick clean kills in several other films, such as Apocalypse Now
. It is clear that these scenes are not illegal and are not likely to be harmful to adult viewers. Indeed, the most likely reaction is disgust and revulsion.
UK: Passed 18 after 5:44s of BBFC cuts for:
2001 Protected/Vipco DVD
The BBFC commented:
Cuts required to scenes involving real cruelty to animals and to eroticised sexual violence
The BBFC explained further:
Cannibal Holocaust was not formally submitted to the BBFC until 2001, largely because its reputation as a 'video nasty'
and its long history of prosecutions for obscenity seemed to preclude the issuing of a BBFC certificate. When it was submitted for video and DVD release the BBFC examined the film very carefully in terms of its own published Guidelines.
film's presentation of strong sexual violence infringed the Board's strict policy on rape and sexual violence which states that 'Where the portrayal eroticises or endorses sexual assault, the Board is likely to require cuts at any classification level'.
Furthermore, in common with a number of Italian films of the same period, the scenes of cruelty to animals were clearly unsimualted and deliberately orchestrated by the filmmakers. UK law prohibits the public exhibition of cinema films if animals were
cruelly mistreated during their making and the BBFC applies this test also to videos and DVDs.
Nonetheless, the BBFC recognised that the film, although strong, could be made acceptable,
subject to the removal of the above scenes. The distributor therefore agreed to make five minutes 44 seconds of cuts to remove unacceptable elements, after which the film was passed '18' for video and DVD release.
The killing of a coatimundi has been deleted
Our intrepid adventurers witness the riverside murder and mutilation of a woman
presumably by her husband. We don't get to witness:
the girl being dragged through the mud and having her legs forced apart
the girl struggling and being raped with a wooden dildo
the man raising a
mudball with spikes and the subsequent shot of genital mutilation
Another woman getting raped on the river bank has been removed
The disembowelling of a giant turtle has been predictably deleted
A monkey gets his
head sliced open and its blood is drained into a bowl...but not in the censored version
The kicking of a tethered pig has been removed and its subsequent shooting and death
rape one of a native girl by 3 men has been reduced
The cannibals eventually overpower the adventurers. The woman in the party gets stripped and raped but not in the UK version.
The woman's death scene is missing nudity shots.
UK: A pre-cut version was released on pre-cert video for:
1982 Go VHS
Go Video pre-cut their February 1982 release. It was quickly labelled as a video nasty in July 1983. It stayed on the list throughout the panic so is one of the collectable DPP39s
Garish video magazine adverts featuring the iconic VHS cover art for Cannibal Holocaust have been attributed as causing the video nasty moral panic. The other 2 films cited are SS Experiment Camp and Driller Killer.
Cannibal Holocaust 2 is a 1988 Italy action crime horror by Antonio Climati. Starring Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo and May Deseligny.
Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty for 15 rated 2002 DVD. Uncut and 15
rated for 2018 Blu-ray
A man named Pete gets a phone call from his friend, Jemma, who says she has evidence that a professor missing in the Amazon is still alive. Pete hires two men, Mark
and Fred, to steal a plane and fly down to the jungle to meet with her. Once there, they meet with Jemma and head into the jungle. The group gets the help of a young native girl to take them to the legendary Imas tribe, the tribe in which the professor
was said to be with. However, during their search for the Imas, they run into gold hunters, who are intent on killing the tribe and stealing their treasure. Now racing against the treasure seekers to reach the Imas, they also uncover another scandal in
the jungle and try to shut them both down to save the local natives.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
This is a rather non-violent adventure flick without any blood,
guts or flesh-eating natives. The only exploitation here is of the viewers with a misleading re-titling. The movie is rather solid actually, one just should not expect another Cannibal Holocaust because contentwise, they have nothing in common at all.
The Cannibal Man is a 1972 Spanish thriller by Eloy de la Iglesia. With Vicente Parra, Emma Cohen and Eusebio Poncela.
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1993. The International Version is uncut and has also been released in Germany and the US. There is also an extended integral version assembled from unique footage
from several other versions, such as the German Cinema Version.
Summary Review: Pseudo-sleazy
Real slaughterhouse footage and scenes of dirty urban slums set the tone for this
stark and obsessive Spanish thriller.
A slaughterhouse employee named Marcos gets attacked by a cabdriver who takes objection when he and his girlfriend are making out in the back seat, and Marcos kills him. This sets in motion a
week of killing, first to cover up the cabdriver's death, and afterward to keep the bodies piling up in his bedroom a s ecret.
Weird, pseudo-sleazy film that works even though it doesn't even attempt to live up to its title - there's
The dubbing is pretty bad and there's not much gore (most of the nastiness happens off-screen), but there's plenty of atmosphere and a sense of desperation builds in Marco's apartment.
Extended Integral Version/Week of the Killer
Extended Integral Version
Spain: The Extended Integral Version is available on Spanish Blu-ray.
US: The Extended Integral Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
Thanks to Richard. Although the uncut Spanish Version is the baseline, the film has been issued in different versions, most notably a German Cinema Version. A Spanish company has merged all the available unique footage from the various versions to
create the Extended Integral Version.
Cannibal Terror is a 1981 Spain/France adventure horror by Allan W Steeve. With Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire and Pamela Stanford.
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Passed 18 uncut in 2003 for DVD
Summary Review: Fails Miserably
After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife,
they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.
Cannibal Terror fails miserably on all accounts. Cannibal films aren't known for great plots this film literally has no plot. Some lowlife criminals kidnap a girl and run into
Cannibals in a jungle. Almost the entire film is filler with pointless, boring dialogue. There is only two gore scenes but nothing viewers haven't seen in this genre before and better. The worst aspect of the film is the cannibal tribe itself as they
don't even look like jungle tribal members. It's a bunch of extras from all different races and hairdos. Some of the tribal members are fat, middle aged white men and there is even one tribal member with 70's style sideburns!
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death is a 1989 USA action comedy horror by JF Lawton (as JD Athens). Starring Shannon Tweed, Bill Maher and Karen M Waldron.
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated 1989 VHS. Uncut and 12 rated since 1999 VHS. Uncut and PG-13 rated in the US.
The government hires a feminist at the local university to
track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to move to a reservation condo in Malibu. She hires a guide at the edge of the jungle, a male chauvinist pig, and they have many
arguments about men and women as they work their way in, and eventually confront the Piranha Women.
UK: Passed 15 after 16s of BBFC category cuts for:
1989 Colourbox VHS titled Piranha Women
The first video release by Colourbox Video was cut by 16 seconds for a 15 certificate to remove a scene where a ninja uses nunchuks. At the time, the distributors were not allowed to release a video with the word cannibal
in the title - forcing them to change the title to Piranha Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death .
- 1980 Spain / Italy / France horror by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco) and Franco Prosperi.
Cannibals is a 1980 Spain / Italy / France horror by Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco) and Franco Prosperi. Starring Al Cliver, Sabrina Siani and Jérôme Foulon.
Released on a pre-cert video that was seized by police. Uncut on DVD. Uncut in the US
A man who lost an arm and his family to a tribe of cannibals returns ten years
later to bring back his teenager daughter, only to find that she grew up into a beautiful blonde woman who became the cannibals' queen.
UK: Passed 18
uncut for strong bloody violence and cannibalism horror for:
The video was seized subject to an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore
subject to seizure, in return for that being the end of the matter and so avoiding an obscenity trial with the possibility of jail time.
Cannon For Cordoba is a 1970 USA action western romance by Paul Wendkos. Starring George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli and Raf Vallone.
BBFC category cuts were required for an AA rated cinema release in 1970.
Later uncut an 12 rated on VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who's been sent to bring
order to the Texas-Mexico border. Pershing assigns a soldier named Rod Douglas to retrieve the cannons. Douglas recruits a trio of misfits and they, along with a Mexican officer and an enigmatic woman, travel 200 miles south to Cordoba's mountain
fortress. Explosions and gun battles soon erupt.
The Canyons is a 2013 USA thriller by Paul Schrader. With Lindsay Lohan, James Deen and
Nolan Gerard Funk.
The film exists in an R rated Theatrical Version and an Unrated Director's Cut
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret
affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.
UK: Passed X (16) after 15 cuts totalling about 6 minutes for:
1962 cinema release
The BBFC notes the submitted running time as 98:43s but it stacks up better with the cuts if it was the final running time.
Director J. Lee Thompson complained at the time that UK censor
John Trevelyan had ruined the film by making extensive cuts. Trevelyan said that he had made 15 cuts, totalling around 6 minutes, with edits made to:
Captain America is a 1990 USA / Yugoslavia action war thriller by
Albert Pyun. Starring Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty.
Exists as a Theatrical version and an unconvincing Director's Cut
During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new
supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen until the 1990s. He reawakens to find that the Red Skull has changed identities and is now planning
to kidnap the President of the United States.
US: The Director's Cut is released on the Curnan Pictures label available from Albert Pyun's website
Director's original version was not acceptable to the producers. After differences during the production process, the studio altered the movie quite heavily and the resulting Theatrical Version didn't have much in common with Pyun's original version. It
was also condemned to a straight to video release in the US.
However Pyun later released his original version on his website. It runs about 14 minutes longer and the result is not earth-shattering. In the middle of the film there are extended scenes
extending character development quite nicely. However other insertions are just flashback repeats and are of low technical quality.
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed PG uncut for:
Captain Clegg is a 1962 UK horror mystery adventure by Peter Graham Scott. Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain and Patrick Allen.
Uncut in the UK and US. Home videos are noted as running around 80m but the BBFC noted an unlikely running time of 105 minutes for 1962 cinema release
Captain Collier (Patrick Allen) and his band of sailors show up to an English coastal town to investigate reports of Marsh Phantoms who ride by night spreading terror to the town. The Captain suspects that the local reverend (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something. Are the phantoms genuine or a cover for illegal smuggling activities?
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence,
threat, horror for:
Captain Newman, M.D. is a 1963 USA war comedy drama by David
Miller. Starring Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis and Angie Dickinson.
Cut by the BBFC for an A rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut for 12 rated DVD in 2016.
Triple Oscar nominated psychological war film with twists of black humour
which is set during World War II. Captain Newman (Gregory Peck) is head of a neuro-psychiatric ward at a military hospital which treats combatants suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Peck delivers one of his best acting performances as an
eccentric doctor who will use unconventional tactics to treat his patients and to recruit much needed personnel. We're short of beds, doctors, orderlies, nurses, everything ... except patients!" Newman tells Corporal Leibowitz (Tony Curtis), as he
browbeats him into becoming a new and very reluctant orderly. Similarly, Newman takes great care to seduce an army nurse (Angie Dickinson), into what she thinks is a romantic date... until he asks her to transfer to Ward 7 instead of taking off her
clothes! When Newman s old-school base commander (John Gregory) saddles him with a group of injured Italian POWs because his has the only secure ward in the hospital, and a flock of stray sheep keep invading the hospital, the scene is set for one of the
most poignant and funny war films which is a joy to watch.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate references to violence for:
2016 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th April
Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama is a 2014 Norway family action comedy by John Andreas Andersen and Lisa Marie Gamlem. Starring Tuva Novotny,
Fridtjov Sĺheim and Anders Baasmo Christiansen.
UK: Passed PG for mild threat, violence, rude humour, mild bad language after 3s of BBFC category cuts for:
2015 Spirit/Dazzler R2 DVD
The BBFC commented:
Distributor chose to remove a use of strong language in order to achieve a PG classification. An uncut 12 was available.
In the spirit of Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama is a big budget swashbuckling family pirate adventure. Orphan cabin boy Pinky follows Captain
Sabertooth on an exciting, action-packed and dangerous journey across the seven seas to the kingdom of Lama Rama, hunting for a treasure. Can Pinky prove himself a worthy member of the Pirate crew, and will he find his long-lost father?
Cut in 2002 with the following BBFC comment: One cut required to strong expletive in order to achieve requested 'PG'. Current reclassification policy does not normally allow a work to be classified at a different category if a
different version of the same work work was previously classified after July 1994.
Phase One version passed PG without cuts in 1994 on
Carnival of Souls is a 1962 USA horror mystery fantasy by Herk
Harvey. Starring Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist and Sidney Berger.
Exists as a Director's Cut, a Theatrical Version and a shortened version.
No censors cuts though.
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off of a bridge. It appears
that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down
pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.
UK: The Director's Cut was passed 12 uncut for moderate Horror for:
The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 USA romance by Edward Dmytryk. Starring
George Peppard, Alan Ladd and Carroll Baker.
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1964.
plays a hard-driven industrialist more than a little reminiscent of Howard Hughes. While he builds airplanes, directs movies and breaks hearts, his friends and lovers try to reach his human side, and find that it's an uphill battle. The film's title is a
metaphor for self-promoting tycoons who perform quick financial takeovers, impose dictatorial controls for short-term profits, then move on to greener pastures.
Carrie is a 2013 horror drama by Kimberly Peirce. With Chloë Grace
Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer.
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloe Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother
(Julianne Moore), who unleashes her telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
UK: The Alternative Ending Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody horror, gore and strong language.
2014 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [Theatrical + Alternative] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
The alternative ending is claimed to be a little more shocking than the Theatrical Version
UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody horror,
gore and strong language for:.
2014 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [Theatrical + Alternative] RB Blu-ray
at UK Amazon
2014 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [Theatrical
only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon
The Carrier is a 1988 USA horror thriller by Nathan J White. Starring Gregory Fortescue, Stevie Lee and Steve Dixon.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut.
The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they are dissolved into it. No one
knows that Jake is the carrier except him. This brings about the "red objects" that specify every object that he has touched, as discovered by the community with cats. They use cats to test inanimate objects for the disease. And they cover themselves in
garbage bags to protect themselves.
US: The Director's cut is penned if for the first ever release on Code Red Blu-ray
Carry On Abroad is a 1972 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring
Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Charles Hawtrey.
BBFC category cuts for 1972 cinema release. The cuts persisted onto all home video releases.
A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day
visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful. And there is something strange about the staff. They all look very similar. To top it all off, the weather seems to be having an adverse
affect on the Hotel's foundations...
UK: The cut
cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
Carry On Again Doctor is a 1969 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Charles Hawtrey.
BBFC category cuts for 1969 cinema release. The cuts persisted onto all home video releases.
Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a
secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some just want him brought down a peg or two.
UK: The cut
cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
Carry On At Your
Convenience is a 1971 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Charles Hawtrey.
BBFC category cuts for 1971 cinema release. The cuts persisted onto all
home video releases.
This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually
everyone has to get fed up with him. This is also the ideal opportunity for lots of lavatorial jokes...
UK: The cut
cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
Carry On Behind is a 1975 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring
Elke Sommer, Kenneth Williams and Bernard Bresslaw.
BBFC category cuts for an A rated 1975 cinema release. The cuts persisted onto all home video releases.
Professors Vrooshka and Crump decide to visit an archaeological
site to study the artifacts there. Lo and behold, it's right next to a caravan site where all manner of people are staying. With a randy Major owning the site, a snobbish mother, and the two professors' constant innuendos, the film ends with a sinking
caravan site and a striptease performance as a replacement for the cabaret night.
UK: The cut
cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for:
Reel 3 - Remove sight of Linda's dangling breasts seen through caravan window.
From IMDb. Furthers cuts rescinded after appeal to censor
The BBFC originally asked for other cuts to shots of topless nudity during the film wrongly shown by Professor Crump in the opening lecture scene. The
producers successfully appealed to censor Stephen Murphy and the cuts to the opening scene were rescinded.
Carry on Camping is a 1969 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. With
Sid James, Charles Hawtrey and Joan Sims.
Cut by the BBFC for a PG rating
Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday,
secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of course they end up in the wrong place, and meet up with the weirdest bunch of campers you can imagine! Coach loads of sex-starved schoolgirls and bands of hippies all add to the laughs.
Reel 1: Remove the line: She's been showing me how to stick my pole up
Reel 3: Remove the line: There's quite a lot of difference between our legs
Reel 3: Remove all the dialogue relating to phallic symbols
Reel 7: Delete the line Erection is fairly simple; it's getting it to stay up.
Re-edit the scene when the two men and two girls are in the tent in such a way as to remove, or greatly reduce, the innuendo in the lines: How about those two things sticking out in front. Get hold of them with both hands. The producers
retained the lines but substituted a more physical visual demonstration of their meaning.
Reel 9 Remove all shots of Peter emerging from the girl's tent, and her dialogue about her having fun
BBFC examiners flagged a remark by Doctor Soaper (Kenneth Williams) - you won't find me stuffing your turkey - as a possible cut. This cut was waived, as it was technically difficult to cut.
The BBFC also question the nudist film being
played at the cinema. This was accepted after it was pointed out that it was from a real nudist film passed A by the BBFC.
Carry On Cleo is a 1964 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring Kenneth
Williams, Sidney James and Kenneth Connor.
Cut by the BBFC for 1964 cinema release and the cuts persisted into all releases since.
Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome.
Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and gets drafted into the Royal Guard to protect Cleopatra. Cleo doesn't want him
around and plots for his sudden demise...
submitted 92:05s = 88:24s
UK: The BBFC cut the cinema release and these cuts seem to have persisted since for:
2014 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray
2007 Optimum R2 DVD
2006 TPC R2 DVD
2001 Warner R2 DVD
1997 Warner VHS
1988 Warner VHS
1964 cinema release
Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:
Reel 2 - In They are a very backward people change 'backward' to 'bashful'.
Reel 4 - Remove the line He was Liqui - dicking.
Reel 6 - The
sequence in which Mark Antony falls on top of Cleopatra on the bed, must stop before we see him wriggling his legs.
Reel 6 - Remove Lover , and shorten the scene when Mark Antony comes out of the room, so as
to get rid of the suggestion that he is physically exhausted.
Reel 7 - In the sequence in which the mute is being discussed, remove the dialogue lines I expect he works in a harem, they cut them out so that they
can't talk to the girls.
Reel 7 - Also remove the line No wonder Mark Antony has ants in his pants.
Reel 10 - Remove I bet you didn't know you had it in him.
Carry On Constable is a 1960 UK comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Eric Barker.
The BBFC made category cuts for 1960 cinema release. The cuts have
persisted to all releases since.
With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they
manage to totally wreck the operations of the police force and let plenty of criminals get away, even before they arrive at the station. They all have to prove themselves or else they'll be out of a job and Sergeant Wilkins will be transferred. Sub-plots
include romances between Wilkins and Moon, Constable and Passworthy.
Carry On Cowboy is a 1966 UK comedy western by Gerald Thomas. Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Jim Dale.
BBFC category cuts for an A rated cinema release in 1966. The cuts have persisted into all home video releases since.
Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his
gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is
inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise.
The cut cinema version was passed PG without further BBFC cuts for mild language, comic violence and sex references for:
Carry on Cruising is a 1962 UK comedy romance by Gerald Thomas and
Ralph Thomas (uncredited). Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Kenneth Connor.
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated 1962 cinema release. The
cuts have persisted to all releases since.
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't
much to choose from. Not only does he get the five most incompetent shipmates ever to sail the seven seas, but the passengers turn out to be a rather strange bunch too. The SS Happy Wanderer will never be the same.
Carry On Don't Lose Your Head is a 1966 UK action comedy adventure by Gerald Thomas. Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Jim Dale.
Cut by the BBFC for a PG rated 1966 cinema release. Presumably subsequent
home video releases are the same cut version.
The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir
Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid there French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master of disguise, and becomes "the black fingernail", scourge of Camembert and Bidet, leaders of the French secret police...
UK: Presumably the cut cinema version was passed PG for:
Reel 1 - Remove "... two digits rampant" and accompanying gesture.
Reel 4 -
Remove Bidet's reaction, and question "Get what out?" after Camembert's line "Get it out!"
Reel 4 - Remove the line "You've always had magnificent balls."
Reel 4 - Remove the line "By the look of him, he isn't even armed."
Reel 5 - Remove the words "... before you feel a big one."
Reel 6 -
Remove the line "You've got two "F's" - surely you can spare an "f" for me?"
Reel 6 - Remove the lines "He's no use with any sort of weapon", "You wouldn't say that if
you'd seen him in the rose arbour."
Reel 8 - Remove the line "I didn't see any harm in letting her have a pluck."
Reel 8 - Remove the line "That was a hair
Braintree commented in March 2015:
The line You've always had magnificent balls is said to be cut but I'm sure its included. That very line is included in the opening montage of the theatrical That's Carry On
so unless it's not in the original film and the cut clip is only seen in the compilation ( which was made 10 years later) it would indicate that at least that cut is restored to the film.
It was the first or second of the Rank
films , now owned by ITV and it wasn't until Carlton/ITV got hold of them that the original 15 version of Carry On England was seen again. Uncut for an AA it lasted about a week in the cinema where it bombed and was withdrawn and recut for an A. It was
the A version that played on tv , was released on video etc. But the uncut version was retained so perhaps the uncut versions of the other Rank films are also in the vaults.
When Carlton released England on dvd well over a decade
ago it was something of a treat to actually get a choice to watch either version. Shame it had to be one of the worst of the series. The disc with dvd/magazine collection only included one version (not sure which one)
Carry on England is a 1976 UK war comedy by Gerald Thomas. Starring Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies and Judy Geeson.
Originally screened uncut with an 'AA' rating in 1976. After bombing at the box office the film was withdrawn and rapidly replaced with a cut 'A' rated version. This cut version was released on VHS and was used for TV broadcast. The
original uncut version was later passed PG for DVD release and tagged as the Director's Cut.
Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental
mixed sex air defence base. It's 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested in each other than the enemy planes above. Captain Melly plans to put a stop to all this, and becomes the target of a campaign to abandon his
UK: The Director's Cut was passed PG uncut:
2003 Carlton Visual Entertainment Special Edition [Director's Cut + Cut Version] R2 DVD
at UK Amazon
2001 Video Collection International/Cinema Club
[Director's Cut] R2 DVD
Thanks to Braintree
When Carlton released England on DVD it was something of a treat to actually get a choice to watch either version. Shame it had to be one of the worst of the series.
This was one of the Rank films and it it was
interesting to note that the uncut version was retained in the vaults. Perhaps the uncut versions of the other Rank films are somewhere hidden away in those vaults.
UK: Passed AA (14) uncut:
1976 cinema release
Thanks to Braintree
Originally released 'AA' (14) uncut. It lasted about a week in the cinema where it bombed. It was hastily withdrawn and cut for an 'A'. The BBFC database record for the original AA version seems to have been replaced by
the subsequent cut 'A' rated release
UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG :
1987 Futurevision VHS
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts:
1976 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
Thanks to Vincenzo
Reel 6 - Replace joke about Heinkels and Bristols with cover material which omits the utterance of 'Fokker'.
Reel 6 - Replace shots of bare-breasted women with flash shots of bare breasts to
establishment only. [the topless nudity was in the Trousers and nothing else scene],
Two versions of the warplane recognition scene exist.
The original AA rated Director's cut included a Patrick Mower line: No, but I know a Fokker when I see one.
The cut version used the replacement line: Well, Bristols usually come in pairs
The Bristols version was the one used for BBC TV broadcast.
Carry On Follow That Camel is a 1967 UK comedy romance by Gerald Thomas. Starring Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams and Jim Dale.
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A" rated cinema release in
1967. The cuts have persisted into PG rated home video releases since.
Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation.
He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble brewing with the locals too. Unbeknown to Bo, his lady love has followed him in disguise...
UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG
without further cuts:
Carry On Girls is a 1973 UK comedy romance by Gerald Thomas Starring
Sidney James, Barbara Windsor and Joan Sims
Category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1973. Video releases are PG rated and slightly less cut.
Local councillor Sidney Fiddler
persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the local women's liberation movement, has other ideas. It's open warfare as the women's lib attempt to
sabotage the contest.
Carry On Jack is a 1964 UK comedy romance by Gerald Thomas Starring Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Bernard Cribbins
BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1963. These cits
have persisted to all PG rated video releases since.
This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify).
He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee and Pirates taking his Captain, his sweet-heart and his best-friend with him! With mistaken identities and shipwrecks awash, it's a surprise any of them live to tell the tale!
UK: The cut cinema version was passed PG for
mild language, innuendo and comic violence:
Carry On Loving is a 1970 UK comedy romance by Gerald Thomas Starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey
BBFC cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1970. The same cut version was released on home video with a PG rating.
The Wedded Bliss
computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much Snogging on-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but still produces a pamphlet called "The Wit to Woo". The strange collection
of hopefuls lead to some outlandish matches, and jealousies are bound to lead to trouble.
From IMDb. Part of the shaving scene cut from cinema release was restored but otherwise the cinema cuts persisted onto video.
UK: Passed U after BBFC category cuts:
1959 cinema release
Thanks to Vince. The BBFC cuts list read:
Reel 1 - In the scene where the male patient is shaved, end the episode immediately after the words "I'm not going to shave your face" have been spoken. Reel 2 - After the nurse's words "What a fuss about such a little thing", remove the shot of the patient peering under the sheet.
Reel 5 - Remove "Get the doctor to give you something to make you sleep." Reel 7 - Remove "Yes, you can pick up Mr. Hickson's balls."
Carry On Up the Khyber is a 1968 UK comedy adventure by Gerald Thomas.
Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Charles Hawtrey.
3 dialogue cuts were made for an 'A' rated 1968 cinema release. One of these cuts was restored for 2001 and 2003 PG rated DVD.
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British
outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas. He wants all the British dead! But his troops fear the "skirted-devils"; they are
rumoured not to wear anything underneath. Then one is caught with his pants on...
Casablanca is a 1942 USA war romance by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart,
Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.
Casablanca was once banned in Ireland in 1942, and was still cut in 1974
The most infamous film ban in Ireland
article from irishcentral.com The most infamous film ban in Ireland was of the classic Casablanca in 1942. The officially neutral Ireland
said it was Allied propaganda and felt sorry for the poor Nazis and how they were portrayed..
It was banned on March 19, 1942, for infringing on the Emergency Powers Order (EPO), preserving wartime neutrality in the way it portrayed Vichy France and
Nazi Germany in a sinister light.
Soon after the end of the war in Europe the film was unbanned but passed with cuts on June 15, 1945, The cuts were to dialogue between Rick and Ilsa referring to their love affair. It seemed even talking about affairs
was forbidden in Ireland.
Amazingly, even in 1974, the people of Ireland had to be saved from Casablanca. The censor passed it with one cut on July 16, 1974. RTÉ had asked about showing the film on TV -- it still required a dialogue cut to Ilsa
expressing her love for Rick.
The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII.
Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick's cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick's, and her husband,
show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.
Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?
The Case of the Bloody Iris is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Giuliano Carnimeo (as Anthony Ascott). Starring Edwige Fenech, George Hilton and Paola Quattrini.
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1973. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD.
Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a
swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects include a predatory lesbian neighbor, a weird old woman and her deformed son, and even the
building's handsome architect who suffers from a severe blood phobia.
The Case of the Bloody Iris is pretty much the standard Giallo of the time, but works well and is one of the better ones of an era dominated by them.
Director Giuliano Carnimeo going under the name Anthony Ascott does a solid job at keeping the pace moving along and there's no shortage of suspects and nudity. The murder scenes are done well with some pretty good
suspense and tension and the investigation scenes are handled well and never lag. There is always something happening here to keep it from getting slow. Either we get a murder or stalk scene or we get some nudity.
Edwige Fenech is so incredibly beautiful that you're astonished to see her in a low budget film.
The Case of the Smiling Stiffs is a 1973 USA comedy horror by Sean S Cunningham and Brud Talbot. Starring Sheila Stuart, Jed Ziegler and Cathy Walker.
Banned by the BBFC for 1974 but was passed later that same year after cuts.
Uncut in the US but there is an unconfirmed report of a harder version
Is Emma a voyeur vampire who can turn into a bat? Apparently, and she leaves many smiling faces on her victims after
going down on them during a full moon. When they're not having sex with their suspects, two cops investigate the murders.
Long before Friday The 13th Sean Cunningham made this little beauty.
It's actually the best movie he's ever made!
US: The X rated version is uncut. (And may not now exist)
Casino Royale is a 2006 US/UK/Czech/Germany/Bahamas spy film by Martin Campbell. With Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Judi Dench.
Originally cut according to BBFC for a 12 rating. The film was also cut in
the US but differently for a PG-13 rating. The uncut version was later released on Blu-ray with a 15 rating in the UK and MPAA Unrated in the US.
James Bond goes on his first ever mission
as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with
Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his wife, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career. But if Bond defeats Le Chiffre, will
he and Vesper Lynd remain safe?
The BBFC later commented that not all the cut material was restored. Some material seen during the rough cut stage did not make the final cut, but the UK 15 rated release is now the same as the uncut version already released is Scandinavia,
Netherlands, Japan and Australia.
US: Casino Royale is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
2019 MGM [007 The Daniel Craig Collection] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon
US: Uncut for VoD streaming at Vudu (thanks to Neil)
UK: Passed 12A/12 after BBFC advised category cuts were implemented for:
Cut on BBFC advice in 2006: This film was originally seen by the BBFC in an unfinished version, for advice as to the film's suitability at '12A'. The BBFC advised the company that the torture scene
placed too much emphasis on both the infliction of pain and the sadism of the villain for the requested '12A' category. When the completed version of the film was submitted for classification, reductions to the torture sequence had been made, including
the removal of lingering shots of the rope, close shots of Bond's facial reaction and the substitution of a more distant shot of the beating compared to the original version. This re-edited version of the scene was considered acceptable at '12A', where
the Guidelines permit violence provided there is no dwelling on detail or emphasis on injuries.
Thanks to Floyd:
The Region 3 DVD is uncut, but there's nothing graphic in the torture scene. There
are a couple of lingering shots, most notably where Le Chiffre lands the rope gently on Bond's shoulder.
In the cut version when there is a distant shot of him walking around Bond he says 'you've taken care of your body', and then in the next
shot he's swinging the rope before hitting Bond.
In the uncut version however, he lands the rope on his shoulder, and he leans over to him and says, 'such a waste'.
The sound seems to be cut down as well of Chiffre swinging the rope
before striking Bond, but nothing really shocking.
It seems that the hopes of an uncut US release are premature. The Irish 15A is the same version as the UK release. It appears that the German version has suffered even
more cuts than the US/UK versions to achieve a 12 rating.
Perhaps the uncut version may have to wait on the (inevitable) Directors Cut.
US: The PG-13 rated US region 1 release was cut.
Through the use of numerous techniques
including small snips, the shifting of edit points and alternative footage, Campbell re-edited the film's opening bathroom fight and the later stairwell fight to secure a PG-13 rating in the United States.
- 1995 US children's comedy by Brad Silberling
Casper is a 1995 US children's comedy by Brad Silberling Starring Bill Pullman, Christina
Ricci and Cathy Moriarty
There are no censorship issues with this release beyond a non-BBFC rating symbol being removed from the 2023 cinema release. The film was BBFC PG rated for all released from 1995 until being bizarrely uprated to 12A in 2023.
Castle Freak is a 1995 US horror by Stuart Gordon. With Jeffrey Combs and
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1996 VHS. Then uncut from 2008 DVD still with an 18 rating. Unrated and uncut in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.
Summary Review: Old horror movie style
A neat little brutal low budget horror flick. A freak locked up in a castle gets loose and terrorises mild-mannered family.
The gloomy cinematography and the authentic Italian gothic setting propel this monster along. Yet again, Re-animator favorites Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton turn in great performances, but it is the Freak who is the showstopper.
Beautifully designed and wonderfully portrayed - a great tragic monster in the old horror movie style.
UK: The Unrated Version was passed 18
uncut for strong bloody violence, some sexual for:
A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on Halloween. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life,
reliving their deaths and seeking to kill the writer for his blood.
Aside from the first boring twenty minutes before Allen is delivered to the Castle, the rest of the movie is pretty good. The creepy atmosphere and the strange,
exotic, and seductive look of Barbara Steele make the movie a lot better than it should be.
Casualties of War is a 1989 USA crime war drama by Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma). Starring Michael J Fox, Sean Penn and Don Harvey.
Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be
done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.
UK: The Extended Version was passed 18
uncut for sexual violence for:
2017 Sony [HE Extended Version] video
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
2004 Uca Catalogue R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th October 2004
1988 US film by Abel Ferrara. With Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis and Charles Durning.
The Director's favoured cut is his 157 minute workprint. This has never been released but has been shown at film festivals
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
UK: The cut R Rated version was passed
without cuts and with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
2004 Arrow R2 DVD
US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:
2003 Lions Gate R1 DVD
From IMDb. The MPAA cuts were to the following scenes:
A scene in which Mary is cornered by a thug in her bedroom, and is told to strip down to nude. After she does this, her captor penetrates her with the barrel of his gun, then rubs it all over her body.
The shower murder scene with the two
fully nude males contains more graphic violent footage.
The Unrated Version was passed 18 after 27s of BBFC cuts for:
1990 EIV VHS
1989 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were to the scene:
Andre DeBoya (Thomas Milan) forces Mary (Kelly McGillis) to strip. He forces his gun into her mouth and then runs it over her body pressing it into her nipple.
I am glad to report that the International Trading version is not only uncut, but is longer than my Italian print Un Gatto Nel Cervello
UK : Banned by the BBFC for:
1999 Tartan VHS
The BBFC explained the ban:
The Board carefully considered this low-budget Italian horror video in the light of the usual tests. It has
over the years, in this context, expressed concern about images which bring sex and violence together. The BBFC Draft Guidelines for Classifying Films and Videos (published in July 1998 in the BBFC's last Annual Report) identify sexually violent material
as potentially harmful. The Guidelines explain that the Board is stricter with scenes of sexual violence on video than film, because of their potential to be played over and over at home. Sexual violence may only be shown providing the scenes do not
offer sexual thrills.
A Cat in the Brain contains many sequences involving gross violence committed against women, often in a context with clear
sexual overtones. It invites the viewer to relish the detail of the violence and killings. Women are even presented as enjoying the violence visited on them. The work switches between the three levels of "actual" film-making, the
"Director's" own nightmares and the murderous attacks of the villain. However, the Board found that the main effect of this device was to enable the frequent portrayal of brutal and detailed violence, particularly towards women.
The Board concluded that the video was potentially harmful because of the influence it may have on the attitudes and behaviour of a significant proportion of its likely
viewers, whatever classification it was given. The Board considered the possibility of cuts as an acceptable remedy. It concluded, however, that the sheer quantity of the violence rendered such an approach ultimately fruitless since it would be unlikely
to change the general tone or approach of the work.
The Cat o'Nine Tails is a 1971 Italy / France / West Germany mystery thriller by Dario Argento. Starring James Franciscus, Karl Malden and Catherine Spaak.
The BBFC AA rated 1971 cinema release was cut, but the BBFC database claims it to be uncut. The contradiction hasn't been fully explained but there may be a combination of pre-cuts and BBFC cuts. The 18 rated VHS was slightly shortened
for video and 2002 DVD. The same versions was reduced to a 15 rating in 2005. The same version is unrated in the US but the PG rated version is heavily cut.
A newspaper reporter and a
retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
UK: Presumably the same shortened version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
Braun telling the Superintendent that he would like to quit and return to Germany
Manuel and Giordini speaking about finding Braun's body
1 - 1.5m
UK: A cut version was passed AA (14) without BBFC cuts for:
1971 cinema release
The BBFC database suggests that no BBFC cuts were applied to a full length running time noted as 111:41s. However multiple sources report that this simply not the case.
Thanks to Ramsey:
Nearly all the scenes of violence apart from the train decapitation were crudely removed. I see that the BBFC site lists the original theatrical release as uncut, but they've either kept wrong records or the film was submitted pre-cut.
Thanks to Tim:
Despite what the BBFC website states the film does appear to have been cut for an AA rating in 1971 as a cuts list is recorded on the BBFC's Register of Exceptions. The MFB reported a
running time of 104m for the UK theatrical release compared to 111m for the uncut version meaning there must have been additional distributor cuts as well (or else the distributor had an edited print). Here is the BBFC cuts list [with my annotations
estimating cuts to be in the range 1m to 1.5m]:
Reel 2 - Reduce the scene in which the photographer is garrotted especially removing big close-ups of his contorted face. [~10s] - Shorten the opening shots in the transvestites' club so that some of the more obvious
perverts are not seen. [~20s of shots of Carlo walking past homosexuals and men in drag]
Reel 3 - Considerably reduce the garrotting of Bianca, especially remove all shots of her face being banged against the carpet,
spittle and blood coming from her mouth etc so that her face on the carpet is only seen after she is dead. [~20s]
Reel 4 - Remove the shots of Anna stripping to the waist. [~11s, two shots plus bridging shot of
Reel 6 - Shorten both fights, removing close-ups of bloodstained faces and in the second fight also remove the knee kicks.
US: There is also a US Theatrical version, significantly shortened by 23:59s, and is PG rated.
Catacombs is a 1988 Italy/US horror by David Schmoeller. With Timothy Van Patten, Ian Abercrombie and Jeremy West.
Cut by the BBFC for blasphemy. Uncut in the US
Summary Notes: A demon with cool moves
A demon is trapped in a monastery. 400 years later a young girl arrives at the monastery to
Surprisingly, the characters throughout are well rounded, often humorous and quite believable. The demon that stalks the catacombs has some cool moves that unfortunately are not really exploited in the films conclusion.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated
2015 Shout! Factory [Double Feature with Cellar Dweller] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
2013 Shout! Factory [Horror Marathon Volume 2] R1 DVD
at US Amazon
UK: Passed 18 after 12s of BBFC cuts for:
1988 EIV VHS
From the BBFC. Cut for blasphemy:
Cuts to remove a sequence in which a priest is punished for his gluttony by Christ. In the sequence removed by the Board, a statue of Christ came alive and stabbed the priest to death with a nail he had pulled from his ankle.
Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their disappearance to generate more
publicity for... meat.
2012 Warner Archive R0 DVD-R titled Having a Wild Weekend at US Amazon
Warner Bros. VoD [US only] titled
Having a Wild Weekend at US Amazon
BBFC suggested category cuts
UK: Passed U after BBFC suggested category cuts
were implemented for:
1965 cinema release titled Catch Us If You Can
The BBFC commented about the advised category cuts:
Before shooting commenced a producer of Catch Us If You Can contacted the BBFC in January 1965 for advice on a draft screenplay of the film that was to be directed by
newcomer John Boorman. The first response to the screenplay picked up on various potential classification issues. References to drugs, suggestive dialogue and shots of nudity or titillating semi-nudity were flagged, as was a scene featuring Guy driving a
car with his eyes shut. This might give dangerous ideas to some of the young. A note on dialogue needing to avoid reference to queers is also offered. The Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised certain homosexual acts, was still some two years
away at this time.
A number of letters were exchanged about amended versions of the screenplay, a selection of which we publish here. The Secretary of the BBFC, John Trevelyan, commends the tightness and wit of the script, and
queries whether an A certificate might better suit the clever and sophisticated dialogue. The film-makers preferred a U certificate and when the finished film was sent to the BBFC for classification in April 1965 it was indeed passed U, without cuts.
- 1990 USA action crime comedy by Dennis Hopper (as Alan Smithee).
Catchfire is a 1990 USA action crime comedy by Dennis Hopper (as Alan Smithee). Starring Dennis Hopper and Jodie Foster and Dean Stockwell.
The Theatrical Version titled Catchfire was disowned by director Dennis Hopper and is
credited to Alan Smithee. There is also a Dennis Hopper approved Director's Cut only available on US VHS titled Backtrack.
An artist (Foster) witnesses a Mafia hit and
calls the police. At the police station she realizes that the Mafia has a man in the force, so she runs. Trailed by the police, who need her testimony, and a hitman (Hopper) hired by the Mafia, she goes to Mexico, where eventually she meets the hitman,
who has become infatuated after studying her art and life to prepare for the hit.
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated:
2023 KL Studio Classics [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
released on 25th April 2023
Cathy's Curse is a 1977 France / Canada horror by Eddy Matalon. Starring
Alan Scarfe, Beverly Murray and Randi Allen.
In addition to the Director's Cut there is a shortened US Version.
Forget what you've seen
in blurry bootlegs and cruddy budget packs. This first-ever restoration of the depraved Canadian shocker is being hailed as the genre re-discovery of the year: In 1947, a young girl is roasted alive in a car accident. Thirty years later, her grown
brother returns to their childhood home with his mentally unstable wife and sweet daughter Cathy. But when the dead aunt's vengeful spirit possesses the child, it will unleash an unnerving nightmare of creepy mediums, demonic dolls, and plenty of sick
70s foul-mouthed moppet mayhem.
UK: Presumably the Director's Cut was passed X (18) uncut for:
1977 cinema release
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
2017 Severin [Director's Cut + US Version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon